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The aged care staff threw an illegal PARTY where every employee was infected with the corona virus

Aged care workers hosted a PARTY at a Melbourne nursing home, with each participant later testing positive for the coronavirus – after a desperate old woman struggled out of bed to sound the alarm

  • The Epping Gardens Aged Care home is in the center of one of the worst outbreaks
  • At least 20 residents have died after contracting the deadly corona virus
  • The facility has also seen about 205 residents and staff are infected with disease
  • Days before the first case came to light, six members of staff were caught throwing a party on the spot

The staff of one of the hardest-hit nursing homes in Melbourne secretly organized a party days before the deadly coronavirus spread through the facility, infecting 205 residents and staff.

Six employees at the Epping Gardens Aged Care home in Melbourne were caught attending the unauthorized baby shower in July.

Maureen O’Brien, a resident of the house, had pulled herself out of bed looking for a nurse when she came across the meeting.

Her calls for help went unanswered and she needed Panadol, her daughter Donna O’Brien said. Four corners.

Medical workers evacuate a resident from the Epping Gardens aged care facility in the Melbourne suburb of Epping on July 30 (photo)

Medical workers evacuate a resident from the Epping Gardens aged care facility in the Melbourne suburb of Epping on July 30 (photo)

Epping Gardens Aged Care Home (pictured) is in the center of one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks

Epping Gardens Aged Care Home (pictured) is in the center of one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks

Epping Gardens Aged Care Home (pictured) is in the center of one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks

“She was told quite sternly … but my mother wanted to know,” Why are all these people here? What is going on? She thought it was a get-together. ‘

Four days later, the first two COVID-19 cases emerged: one was an employee, the other was a resident.

The deadly virus quickly spread throughout the facility, infecting all six employees attending the party.

At least 20 residents have died after contracting the virus and 205 residents and staff were infected – making it Melbourne’s worst outbreak in aged care.

Greg Reeve, Heritage Care’s CEO who manages the facility, said the party was hosted by one of the more senior registered nurses.

“They were illegal, violated protocols,” he said.

‘I can speak not only as CEO, but also as a nurse. I think the disrespect they have shown is something beyond compare. ‘

The six employees have resigned, he said.

Mr Reeve said he did not know whether the party was responsible for the outbreak.

Medical workers evacuate a resident from the Epping Gardens aged care facility in the Melbourne suburb of Epping on July 30 (photo)

Medical workers evacuate a resident from the Epping Gardens aged care facility in the Melbourne suburb of Epping on July 30 (photo)

Medical workers evacuate a resident from the Epping Gardens aged care facility in the Melbourne suburb of Epping on July 30 (photo)

Health workers are seen outside the Epping Gardens Aged Care Home on July 29 (photo)

Health workers are seen outside the Epping Gardens Aged Care Home on July 29 (photo)

Health workers are seen outside the Epping Gardens Aged Care Home on July 29 (photo)

About 30 families have launched a group campaign against the facility.

One night at 11 p.m. last month, the care home was running low on staff as they were forced into isolation.

Lawyer Tony Carbone claimed there were instances where people were not fed.

In Australia, 421 deaths occurred during the pandemic, many of which are related to elderly care.

Last week, Scott Morrison apologized to families who lost loved ones in the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic.

The prime minister admitted that the federal government’s response was sometimes “inadequate.”

“On the days when the system falls short, on the days when expectations are not met, I am of course very sorry,” he said.

Two workers wearing personal protective equipment pull clinical waste bins to Epping Gardens retirement home on July 30 (photo)

Two workers wearing personal protective equipment pull clinical waste bins to Epping Gardens retirement home on July 30 (photo)

Two workers wearing personal protective equipment pull clinical waste bins to Epping Gardens retirement home on July 30 (photo)

An employee is seen in the Epping Gardens Aged Care Facility amid the second wave of the coronavirus (pictured)

An employee is seen in the Epping Gardens Aged Care Facility amid the second wave of the coronavirus (pictured)

An employee is seen in the Epping Gardens Aged Care Facility amid the second wave of the coronavirus (pictured)

“And I know everyone involved in the process who tries to live up to those expectations is equally sorry.”

A Royal Commission for Old Age Care has been informed that the government had “no plan” for the sector to tackle the pandemic.

Mr. Morrison said that was not true.

“There has been a plan and it has been updated, so we completely reject the claim that there was no plan because there was a plan,” he said.

“Every day, everything is done and on those days when we fall short, we’re sorry, and the next day we get up and try to make up for it the next day.”

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